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Walter Deane was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 23, 1848. He attended Harvard College (Class of 1870) and became a teacher at St. Mark’s School in Southboro, Massachusetts, and later at the Hopkinson School in Boston. He married Margaret Chapman Coolidge in 1878, and they moved to Cambridge shortly thereafter. His interest in botany began to develop around 1880, and after he gave up teaching in 1895, he led small classes in botany and worked for the Metropolitan Park Commission compiling a flora of the park system. He also had a keen interest in ornithology, working as a curator for William Brewster’s ornithological museum and assisting in the preparation of Brewster’s Birds of the Cambridge Region. Deane held no more paid positions after 1907, devoting himself to his own interests. He was a founding member of the New England Botanical Club and was very active in the local botanical community, helping with several floras and corresponding with a great number of botanists. For many years, he spent summers in Shelburne, New Hampshire. Deane died on July 30, 1930
Walter Deane Papers. Archives, Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University Herbaria
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Consists of letters written to Walter Deane from 72 correspondents with surnames starting with R-S, mostly regarding botany, as well as personal matters. The letters are arranged alphabetically by sender. The collection also includes postcards, picture postcards, albumen prints, plant specimens, etc. Correspondents are: John R. Rablin (Metropolitan Park Commission), Annie M. Rand, Edward Lothrop Rand, Eugene Abraham Rau, E. Rechenberger, John Howard Redfield, Edward H. Redstone (State Library of Massachusetts), Guilford Bevil Reed, Alfred Rehder, William Penn Rich, Martha Bebb Richardson, Mary Neal Richardson, Lincoln Ware Riddle, Robert Ridgway, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Reginald Heber Howe, Jr., John Robinson, Mabel P. Robinson, T. Robinson and Sons, Mary C. Rogers, Robert Rogers, Alfred G. Rolfe, William James Rolfe, William Ladd Ropes, J.H. Rumph, Mrs. J.H. Rumph, Anna Rumph, Stephen Rushmore, Paul George Russell, Albert Ruth, John Hall Sage, Harold St. John, John Herman Sandberg, Herbert Eugene Sargent, Orpheus M. Schantz, Eliza Ruhaman Scidmore, Frank Lamson-Scribner, Winthrop Scudder (including a poem by James D'Wolf Lovett), Arthur Bliss Seymour, Frank Conkling Seymour, Mary Balch Sears, Gertrude P. Sheffield, Susan Sheppard, Fred A. Shute, Carl F.A. Siedhof (New England Telephone and Telegraph Company), Frank Jason Smiley, Harriet M. Smith, John Donnell Smith, Lyman Bradford Smith, Ralph Sidney Smith, Smithsonian Institution (William Ralph Maxon, William de Chastignier Ravenel), Caroline Gray Soule, F.B. Spaulding, Perley Spaulding (United States Department of Agriculture), A.C. Sprague, Aylmer Stantial, Eileen Stantial, Helen Stantial, Isabelle Stantial, Elmer Stearns, Jane M. Steere, Rebecca P. Steere, Orin Alva Stevens, George Edward Stone, Jean H.D. Stone, Phoebe J. Stone, Witmer Stone, Ruth K. Stowell, Stona Stoyanovitch, Rosalind L. Street, Wilhelm Nikolaus Suksdorf, and Charles H. Swan
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